Chargepoint mapping service Zap-Map has partnered with Nissan to provide purchasers of the automotive manufacturer’s electric vehicles (EVs) with a premium subscription.
Zap-Map supports EV drivers by providing users with a direct mapping service that allows customers to pinpoint the exact route to take with chargepoints highlighted.
This provides EV drivers with greater accessibility to the UK’s charging infrastructure and could promote the growth of the EV sector which is expected to increase ahead of the internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle sale ban from 2030.
“Partnerships and subscriptions are a key part of Zap-Map’s growth strategy,” said Nigel Pocklington, CEO of Good Energy and chair of Zap-Map.
“Aligning with Nissan, one of the UK’s and the world’s most popular EV manufacturers, is a fantastic step forward on this. We look forward to seeing what we can achieve together in driving the future of clean transport.”
Zap-Map’s premium subscription provides a number of additional features, including the ability to access Zap-Map within the in-car dashboard via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
This means drivers can find a suitable charger quickly and easily by viewing live charge point data, accessing route plans, and linking to a navigation app for turn-by-turn directions.
For Nissan, the partnership provides an extra incentive for customers to switch to EVs by making the accessibility of charging infrastructure simpler.
“Nissan is thrilled to be partnering with Zap-Map in this exciting move towards more integrated electric motoring,” said Nic Thomas, marketing director at Nissan Motor GB.
“Nissan have always been pioneers of the electric vehicle market and Zap-Map lead the way for charge mapping, this partnership is a logical next step as both companies continue to pave the way for intuitive electric travel.”
Zap-Map recently raised £9 million via a Series A round with the company aiming to utilise the funding to expand its service around the globe.
The Series A round saw the company’s valuation grow from a pre-money enterprise valuation of £18.35 million and an equity value of £17.3 million, to £26.3 million post-money equity value.
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